Designer Holiday Glam Tips

Designer Yvonne Whelan enjoys decorating her home for the holidays and usually changes up her holiday décor every two years to keep it fresh and interesting. This particular look is all about fun glamour, focusing heavily on neutral metallics like silver and gold with texture and a pop of bright color in the form of

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Go for Gold in the Kitchen

Gold and brass accents are a popular choice for kitchens right now, showing up in everything from faucets to light fixtures to decorative accents, hardware and trims. Gold is a great accent color, working well in a wide variety of styles. Here, we have three gorgeous kitchens each with a vastly different style personality –

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Luxe Kitchen Renovation

A dark, cramped kitchen undergoes a renovation for a bright, organized, open concept makeover. This uninspiring twenty-year-old kitchen was very long and narrow, lacking storage and accessibility. The original plan to remove a wall to make room for a larger kitchen had to be reconsidered when it was discovered that it would require a major

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Beautiful Bathroom on a Budget

Bathrooms are one of the most costly rooms to renovate and for that reason, showing a home with an outdated bathroom may turn away buyers who overestimate what it will cost to update the space. If you’re planning to put your home on the market, here are a few cost-effective updates you can make that

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Light and Bright Home Design

Designer Sarah-Marie Lackey designs a home to maximize natural light. A couple in their sixties were looking for a home in which they could retire. They wanted a light and bright color scheme with plenty of room to entertain their large family. “The goal of the project was to bring in as much light as

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Beach Vibe Décor

A small front room gets a family-friendly, open concept makeover. Canadian Home Trends discusses the transformation of a small front room into a beautiful living and dining space with Lori Steeves of Simply Home Decorating. Tell us a about the design and layout. This space is home to a family of four who wanted to

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Luxurious Custom Condo Reno

Contractor Dave Jurinic of Toronto Custom Concepts talks to Canadian Home Trends about a modern and luxurious, custom condominium renovation. Can you tell us a bit about this project? The homeowner spends half of the year in Argentina in a very modern home and wanted an updated, modern look for his Downtown Toronto condominium as

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Condo Reno Q&A

Hussain Khatheer from Vancouver General Contractors takes Canadian Home Trends inside a modern, yet cozy, Vancouver condominium renovation. In this Q&A Hussain Khatheer shares tips and insights on condominium renovations. Can you talk about the design and layout? The original space had a small, enclosed kitchen that did not reflect the client’s lifestyle. We removed

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Pantone has chosen Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple, as their Colour of the Year for 2018. According to their website, this colour is “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” Why I Love Ultra Violet This bold purple is

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The Art of Window Dressing

Sara Augenblick of Model Space Designs shares some of her favorite tips and tricks for modern window coverings. In the past, the trend towards minimalism brought forth a reduction in the use of draperies but a recent trend promoting comfortable, luxurious living has seen draperies returning to the forefront of design. Draperies add a finishing

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